We have some good news for those of you with a Motorola RAZR handset in the UK. The aging handset originally shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, only to be given an update to Ice Cream Sandwich afterwards. Now it gets even better for those that have kept the faith as Motorola has decided to grant you access to an official Jelly Bean 4.1 update as well.
Motorola has taken to their blog to dish out the pleasing information and we have to say that we’re pleasantly surprised that the device has made its way to Jelly Bean after shipping with the outdated Gingerbread. The company has also provided three excellent tutorial videos, giving users a chance to preview some of the features that will be available once you have received your notification to update to Android 4.1.
One of these is the new Google Now features that comes with Jelly Bean, enhancing your Motorola RAZR with personal assistant capabilities in the process. The update will also include improved and expanded notifications and an general performance increase thanks to the Project Butter technology.
Motorola has said that the update will be rolled out in phases and has already begun for some users. To check whether you have the update or not yet, you can simply head to your device settings and attempt to push the update manually via the About Phone section. The full update rollout could take up to two weeks to reach everyone though, so don’t get too stressed if you haven’t received the update just yet – patience is a virtue.
In the end, it looks like a very positive outcome for the EU Motorola RAZR. How many of you had honestly expected to be given an official update to Jelly Bean? Let us know if you have already received a notification to update to Jelly Bean, or if you’re still waiting.